Anvil or Hammer

Monday Morning Weigh-In: 234.6

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on June 16, 2008

I was a bit surprised.

I shouldn’t be everytime I go waaaay off diet and then return, that first week I gain nearly 5 lbs, water, protein hiding in muscle cells, different sugars, physiological response to calorie reduction? I don’t know. I’m just gonna let it settle in then start chipping away.

With some vacation time coming and no ability to train, right now, it seems like I just need to focus on maintenance. I’m not going to get to wrapped up in trying to lose weight. I’m just gonna work on keeping it between 230 and 235 and, more importantly, eating clean. Yeah, clean, that’s my goal…

Improved snacking choices

What Gene said was totally right, in the comment. Why does anyone have the grabage at work, it’s not helping them. Well today I decided to the help myself. Near where I work we have “The Market”. It’s like a large open air market you see in major cities around the world. Lots of people, stalls, disorder. The exception is that in Baltimore, they are covered. We have three of them. They are notorious for selling very cheap, very yummy, very unhealthy food.

Recently we took on a new manager and I was showing him around the campus and I included The Market in the tour. Because I was showing someone around, I walked through the entire market, rather than just stopping at the places everyone tells me to go. I discovered that in the very back corner of the market there are three stalls: Fresh fish, Fresh meat and Fresh produce. I was shocked I had never noticed them before.

Today I went back to find those stalls. I looked at the meat and fish stalls and actually regretted not having a stove close by, that was some wonderful looking and smelling meat. Then I headed to the produce stand, veggies, potatoes, apples, oranges, pears, grapes, bananas, peaches and more. Not knowing how much it cost or how good it was, I bought medium sized bunch of bananas and a small group of peaches, about 7 of them. It cost $3. I almost felt bad giving her a $20 for a $3 charge.

As it turns out, both are a hair under ripe. They’ll probably be a bit underripe tomorrow too. By Wednesday, they will transcend mere fruit, well, they should be good anyway :). So I think I’m going to try to make a weekly trip to the market a good thing. I may aim my fruit budget nearer to $5-$10 and invite my office mates to partake of nature’s bounty, or I’ll just buy one of those big old watermelons for them :).